Costa Rica News – INS and the managers of Zapote clash regarding the insurance policy needed for improvised bullfighters and what they are due.
Those responsible at Zapote want INS to recognize coverage for “work risk,” as this year all the bullfighters are on a payroll. The fact that they are paid makes it work, according to Zapote’s authorities.
This should allow for the use of work risk insurance, which offers unlimited care.
They also state that the contract is for a year so INS must provide such coverage.
INS, however, offers a basic accident policy and says that is what’s necessary. They claim that this is not work as most bullfighters have other jobs and only enter to fight a few days a year. The accident policy covers up to ¢3 million and after that the person must pay for additional care. INS states that giving coverage of work risks to improvised bullfighters would affect the whole regime of risk of work in the country.
Accidents from bullfighting should not be the responsibility of the labor risk regime.